Our budget and Council Plan

The Council Plan sets out a medium to long-term vision for how we will respond to community needs and the opportunities and challenges facing Cardinia Shire. 

Each year, we develop a budget that works towards meeting the actions as outlined in the Council Plan for that year.


View the draft 2018–19 Budget

View the draft 2018 Council Plan

View the draft Council Plan actions for 2018–2022

In person

You can also view the draft budget and Council Plan at: 

  • Council offices, 20 Siding Avenue, Officer
  • Pakenham Library, corner of John and Henry streets, Pakenham
  • Emerald Library, corner of Beaconsfield-Emerald and Belgrave-Gembrook roads, Emerald
  • the Casey Cardinia mobile library - go to the Casey Cardinia Libraries website for locations. 

You are invited to provide written feedback on the draft Budget or Council Plan and submit it by post, email or in person. For more information on the consultation view the public notice

Please address your submission to the CEO Garry McQuillan. 

If you wish to appear in person to speak in support your submission, please indcate this in your submission. You will be invited to speak at a Special Council Meeting on Monday 7 May 2018. 


Cardinia Shire Council 

PO Box 7 

Pakenham VIC 3810



Closing date for submissions 

5pm, Thursday 26 April 2018.

The budget aims to reflect the needs, expectations and aspirations of our community and balance the needs of a growing population while ensuring continuing services and support right across our diverse municipality.

The 2017–18 Budget was adopted at the Council meeting on Monday 29 May, 2017. 

View the 2017–18 Budget

Our vision is to develop Cardinia Shire in a planned manner to enable present and future generations to enjoy and experience the diverse and distinctive characteristics of our shire.

2017–18 Council Plan 

This plan was adopted at the Council meeting on Monday 29 May, 2017. 

View the 2017–18 Council Plan

View the Council Plan Actions for 2017–2021

Previous budgets

2016 Council Plan

Previous action plans